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Plate 19: Calisto et Arcas sacta sydera (Callisto and Arcas Made Stars)
  • Johann Wilhelm Baur
    1607–1642
    born: Strasbourg, Holy Roman Empire (present-day France) ; died: Vienna, Holy Roman Empire (present-day Austria) ; active: present-day Italy, Archduch
  • Plate 19: Calisto et Arcas sacta sydera (Callisto and Arcas Made Stars), 1639–1641
  • Ovid's Metamorphoses
  • Where object was made: Austria
  • etching
  • Paper Type: laid
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 135 x 210 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 5 5/16 x 8 1/4 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1706.020
Description

Print depicting a man preparing to shoot a bear with a bow and arrow. The man is standing in the right side of the print, and he is wearing a knee-length robe and a cape. The bear is standing in the left side of the print, and above the bear there is a man with a bow and arrow, chasing another bear toward the sky, running along clouds. The bear is running toward a man seated in a chair and wearing a crown.